Sport Horse Conformation Evaluating Athletic Potential in Dressage, Jumping and Event Prospects

ISBN-10: 1570765308
ISBN-13: 9781570765308
Edition: 2012
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Description: The way a horse is physically built—its conformation—reveals a lot about the discipline for which it is best suited, and this reference provides detailed advice on selecting horses specifically for competition in internationally recognized sports.  More...

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Book details

List price: $41.50
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
Publication date: 10/15/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 136
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

The way a horse is physically built—its conformation—reveals a lot about the discipline for which it is best suited, and this reference provides detailed advice on selecting horses specifically for competition in internationally recognized sports. Sport horse breeding authority Christian Schacht presents a new and easy-to-use system for evaluating the conformation of the sport horse, with special attention on dressage, jumping, and eventing prospects. Amateur and professional riders, breeders, veterinarians, trainers, and judges will all benefit from this method based on recognizing professionally accepted proportions and lines, allowing a well-trained eye to ascertain a horse’s strengths and weaknesses and therefore correctly determine its training and fitness regimens.

Jim Mastersonis the equine massage therapist for the USET Endurance teams and has worked with equine clientele competing in the FEI World Cup, the Pan American Games, and the World Games. He developed a unique method of equine bodywork known as the Masterson Method that he teaches to horse owners, trainers, and therapists throughout the world. He lives in Fairfield, Iowa.Stefanie Reinholdis a certified Masterson Method™ practitioner (MMCP) and instructor, and is the owner of Reinhold's Horse Wellness™ Equine Massage & Bodywork. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

Introduction
Horse Evaluation Tools
Changing preferences
Evaluating horses
Recognizing conformation
The horse's balance point and center of gravity
The modern dressage horse
The modern jumper
The modern eventer
Conformation and movement
Healthy horse training
The Overall Appearance of the Horse
General evaluation
Presenting "on the triangle"
Purchasing a horse
The Front End
The head
The neck
The shoulder
The front limbs
The Body
The Withers
The back
The Hind End
The croup
The hind limbs
The hoof
Conclusion
Index

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